Area Sports: Salisbury basketball teams open with wins; Catawba Women 6-0
Posted 12:51 am Sunday, November 27, 2022
From staff reports
HIGH POINT: Juke Harris scored 33 points and made the deciding free throws late in Salisbury’s 72-71 men’s basketball win against Piedmont Classical on Friday in the Headliners Challenge.
The Hornets trailed by one at the half and were down seven by the end of the third quarter, but caught up with six minutes left on two Hank Webb free throws. They went ahead with 2:30 remaining on a diving layup by Mike Geter.
Harris got to the free throw line frequently during the game and made those chances count. Dashawn Brown scored 11 for Salisbury while Geter had 10.
Piedmont Classical (7-1) lost for the first time.
SHS 12 19 19 22 — 72
personal computer 18 14 twenty-one 18 — 71
Salisbury score: Harris 33, Brown 11, Geter 10, Davis 7, Dalton 7, Webb 4.
Hornets pass Glenn
HIGH POINT: Salisbury beat Glenn 67-56 in the Headliner Challenge on Saturday.
Dashawn Brown’s aggressive work on the inside was huge for the Hornets (2-0) and Bryce Dalton scored five quick points after Glenn (1-1) pulled within 55-50 with six minutes remaining in the game.
brown had 21 points and 10 rebounds, the best of his career. Dalton had 13 points and five assists.
Juke Harris scored 16 before fouling out.
Hank Webb had eight rebounds, four steals and four assists. Mike Geter had eight points and four steals.
SHS twenty-one 14 sixteen 16 – 67
glenn 14 14 14 14 — 56
Salisbury score: Brown 21, Harris 16, Dallton 13, Geter 8, Webb 4, Davis 4, Wells 4.
SHS girls win
HIGH POINT: The Salisbury Hornets won their first game Friday in the Headliners Challenge by beating Greensboro Day 48-43.
It was a strong defensive effort from the Hornets, who got four blocks from Haley Dalton. Icesis Nwafor got the Hornets started with two 3-pointers, and Kyla Bryant scored eight of her 21 points in the second quarter as the Hornets took a 19-15 halftime lead.
Scoreless in the first half, MaKayla Noble hit a 3-pointer to lead off the second half, and the Hornets were on their way. Noble and Bryant each scored seven in the third quarter.
Salisbury had a 13-point cushion at the end of the game, but Greensboro Day (5-3) pulled it closer late on.
SHS 9 10 fifteen 14 — 48
GDS 9 6 eleven 17 — 43
Salisbury score: Bryant 21, Noble 11, Nwafor 10, Morgan 3, Dalton 3.
SHS outperforms QEA
The Salisbury defense blocked Quality Education Academy on Saturday afternoon for a 42-25 victory in the Headliners Challenge.
Noble made two of his three 3-pointers as the Hornets took a 10-9 to 16-9 lead, and Salisbury never lost control of the game.
Noble and Kyla Bryant each scored 15 points. Bryant made seven free throws. The senior passed Gerri Spain and moved into the program’s all-time top 10 with 1,186 points.
Icesis Nwafor hit two triples and scored eight.
Mary Morgan took two charges. Haley Dalton had three blocks.
SHS 13 10 10 9 — 42
QEA 9 4 6 6 — 25
Salisbury score: Noble 15, Bryant 15, Nwafor 8, Dalton 3, Morgan 1.
East Rowan siblings Shayden and Leah Edwards were voted Most Outstanding Wrestlers in their respective divisions at West Rowan’s Thanksgiving Invitational event.
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In Central Carolina Conference football, Salisbury’s Yatti Avilez was named Defensive Player of the Year.
Carlos Henríquez, Abdul Eliwa and David Austin from Salisbury did all the talking, along with Jonathan Reyes from North Rowan.
East Davidson’s Luis Lopez is the CCC Offensive Player of the Year.
The CCC Coach of the Year is Jordan Beck of East Davidson.
South Rowan’s Ozzy Pulido, Grayson Steedley, Martin Ramirez and Michael Coles were named to the All-South Piedmont Conference team.
Carson’s Gabe Honeycutt and Davin Garcia made All-SPC, along with West Rowan’s Rodrigo Pacheco and Jose Hernandez. East Rowan is represented by Carter Honeycutt.
Concord’s Jackson Kirila is the SPC Player of the Year. Concord’s Will Bowers at the SPC Keeper of the Year. Concord’s Todd Tinsley is the Spc.
ALBrown’s David Cabello was named to the All-Greater Metro Conference team.
GMC Player of the Year is West Cabarrus’ Drew Waller, while Lake Norman’s Ayden Scharf took home GMC’s Guardian of the Year honors. Lake Norman’s Matt Bice is GMC’s Trainer of the Year.
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Elisa Landaverde of AL Brown was named to the All-Greater Metro Conference team.
Jayden Webb of Cox Mill is the GMC Player of the Year. Lisa Landis of South Iredell is GMC’s Trainer of the Year.
Janiya Downs (South Rowan) hit three 3-pointers and scored 21 points for Catawba in a 69-62 comeback victory Saturday against Elizabeth City State at Goodman Gym.
Catawba started very cold and trailed by as many as 14 points in the contest.
Sara McIntosh scored 16 and Lyrik Thorne added 11 for the Indians (6-0), who were down nine to the Vikings (4-2) at halftime.
Nala Baker had six of her nine points during a decisive run in the fourth quarter. Catawba shot 12 of 19 in the fourth quarter.
Siera Pitts had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Vikings.
Catawba travels to Carson-Newman Monday for a 5:30 call.
ECUE sixteen sixteen 18 12 — 62
Catawba 10 13 25 twenty-one — 69
Catawba Score: Downs 21, McIntosh 16, Thorne 11, Baker 9, Wampler 4, Ford 4, Dubose 2, Spry 2.
Abigail Wilson (West Rowan) had 14 points and nine rebounds for UNC Asheville in a 68-57 win over Queens.
Barton’s catcher, Gabe Hinceman (East Rowan), was named to the district’s All-Academic team.
LC men’s earrings
CHARLOTTE — Livingstone shot 67.7 percent and crushed a winless Morris 112-54 on Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Bears (3-4) made 10 3-pointers. Arion Broadnax shot 4-for-5 from 3 and scored 19 points to lead the onslaught. Pharoah Lassiter scored 14.
LC 55 57 — 112
Morris 18 36 — 54
LC Scoring: Broadnax 19, Lassiter 14, S. Tako 12, Leach 10, P. Tako 8, Broderick 8, Murray 8, Herd 7, Henderson 7, Montaque 6, Street 4, Stoute 4, Rogers 3, Tiller 2.
Catawba men’s earrings
MURFREESBORO—Catawba couldn’t find their shooting touch Saturday afternoon and fell 73-65 at Chowan.
Catawba shot 32 percent and was 5-for-26 on 3-pointers. Indians (4-2) He was also beaten on the tables by the Hawks (1-3).
Javeon Jones led Catawba with 23 points. Adrian Scarborough followed with 16. DeAngelo Epps grabbed nine rebounds and recorded four streals.
Catawba hosts second-place finisher Augusta at 7 pm Monday.
Catawba 30 35 – 65
chowan 33 40 — 73
Catawba Scoring: Jones 23, Scarborough 16, Wallace 7, Epps 7, Nelson 4, Tinsley 4, Ethridge 3, Kowalski 1.